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All of our Phase I (classroom/youth participant) winners have been notified and the last of the prizes are on their way. Our sincerest thanks to all teachers, youth administrators, students, and youth participants who worked so diligently on Treasure Hunt 7. Although Phase I has come to an end, the fun is not over…All Phase II (individual) participants have until August 15th to complete the TH7 chapters and be eligible for Phase II prizes. Remember, even if your child participated in Phase I, they can register as a Phase II participant (with parent permission) and play as an individual. The “Winners Page” will be updated soon! Until then, take a look at these photos of Bishop Woods Elementary students using their $1,000 Barnes&Noble gift card to sock their library:

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Another week, another winner!

Summer Snap-Shot Winner, Lisa Woods

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The 3rd weekly winner of ThanksUSA’s Summer Snap-Shot is Lisa Woods of Alabama.

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Lisa and her family have been enjoying ThanksUSA Treasure Hunts for the past few years. As a mother, Lisa appreciates the educational aspect of both TH5 and the Summer Snap-Shot. However, as a puzzle enthusiast, she really enjoys the more challenging puzzles found in the later chapters of TH5. Lisa will soon be receiving her iPod Nano for successfully answering the week #3 question.  It only takes a few moments of your time to research the weekly Summer Snap-Shot question…give it a try and you may be our next weekly winner!

If you’ve been playing TH5 or the Summer Snap-Shot, please take a few minutes to review the contact information in your profile for accuracy. Specifically, make certain that your phone number and email address are current. The week #5 deadline is Saturday, July 10th.  If you haven’t visited our Facebook page yet, you’re missing some great hints, tips, and even previews of upcoming Summer Snap-Shot questions.  “Like” our page and you’ll receive the most up-to-date information.  You can even post your own comments, questions, or suggestions…we just ask that you don’t post any answers!  Good Hunting!

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Happy New Year Treasure Hunters! Did you or a family member receive a new computer this holiday season? Do you know someone who is just learning how to use the internet? If so, send them a link to join TH5. The ThanksUSA Treasure Hunt is a fun and exciting way to hone those internet search skills. James Norton learned this while playing TH4 and was the winner of chapter 6, The U.S. Air Force. Now James is enjoying TH5 on his new laptop computer!

James Norton with his Great Grand-Daughter, Madelynn

“As a retired Chief Petty Officer from the U.S. Navy who is learning to use computer technology it was fun to play ThanksUSA Treasure Hunt. It was even more thrilling to win a big prize and receive the laptop computer. I am having fun using the computer for many things but one thing I will be sure to do is play the ThanksUSA Treasure Hunt for years to come! Sincerely, James D. Norton”

Congratulations again James and thank you so much for your service to our great nation.  

Now let’s solve a question from TH5. This week, we’ll focus on a clue from Chapter 2, Nebraska:

3. This slowly-deteriorating but iconic landmark (which shares a name with a location in North Carolina) was known for guiding early settlers.

What a great question to introduce Nebraska history. We’re looking for an iconic landmark that guided early settlers. Our keyword search could include:

Nebraska + settlers + iconic landmark

Once you’ve found your answer, the next challenge is to find this answer within the word search. Since words can be read in any direction, this may be a bit tricky for our younger players. An added hint: this particular answer can be read from the upper right side of the puzzle towards the lower left.

I hope that you discover some great facts about Nebraska while playing TH5. If there is a clue or question that you would like to see featured in this blog, please leave a comment or send me an email (sherrykoch@ThanksUSA.org). I wish you the best of luck!

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